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Author Name    Defoe, Daniel

Title   Roxana. The Fortunate Mistress

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good (Plus)

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Thus

Publisher   (New York) The Bibliophilist Society 1931

Illustrator   John Alan Maxwell

Seller ID   004618

(New York): The Bibliophilist Society, 1931. First published in 1724, this was Defoe's final novel, in the same vein as his "Moll Flanders," written two years earlier. A popular 18th Century theme was the decline of a young woman into harlotry, allowing some moralizing along with titilation. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition Thus, an imprint by the "Bibliophilist Society." This publisher was active from 1929-1933, specializing in classic titles that were a bit risque. Often they were illustrated with slightly erotic artwork, as here. Black cloth binding, ruled, with orange titling on the spine. Clean text; 322 pages, with illustrated endpapers. There is no location given, but it is New York. Mild bumps; rubbed a bit on the bottom boards. The dustjacket mostly complete, with some large chips; it has separated at spine from the rear cover; Held together by an archival plastic protector.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. Illus. by John Alan Maxwell. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Price = 65.00 USD



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